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Catherine Margaret & Joseph Stevenson 
             
 
Catherine Margaret Guilford (b: 25 May 1879 in Cuba Street, Wellington, dau of James and Mary Guilford; d: 15 Apr 1969 in Lower Hutt aged 89Y; Bur: 16 Apr 1969 Taita Cemetery - Old Section ., Lower Hutt)

Her son: Leslie Wilfred Guilford (b: 28 Apr 1905 in Petone; Education; Masterton; Occ: Sandalmaker; d: 11 Jun 1976 in Auckland)

In 1928: Occ: Laborer living at 120 Pine St, Masterton, (now Perry Street)

Auckland Star,  29 Jan 1936: ENGAGEMENTS. The engagement is announced of Iris Millicent, only daughter of Mrs. M. and the late Mr. E. F. Flinn, of Ponsonby Terrace, Ponsonby, to  Leslie Wilfred Guilford; eldest son of Mrs. J. Stevenson, and stepson of Mr. J. Stevenson, of Wellington.

However the romance terminated a month later....Auckland Star, 15 Feb 1936: THEFT CHARGE. ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE - ALLEGATION BY POLICE On a charge of stealing a silver watch, a watch pouch and a gold ring, of a total value of 5/14/0, the property of James Gordon Gillard, at Otahuhu on Jan 18, Leslie Wilfred Guilford aged 30, appeared in the Police Court this morning. Said the senior detective. "This man was arrested at Maramarua, and on arrival at the Auckland railway station yesterday he made a determined effort to escape from his escort." Bail fixed at 100.

New Zealand Herald, 10 Mar 1936: FARM HAND BEFORE COURT PROBATION FOR TWO YEARS A farm hand, Leslie Wilfred Guilford aged 30, appeared before Mr. Justice Fair for sentence on one charge of theft from a dwelling and on two charges of theft. In a note handed to the registrar, prisoner said he had been in prison for three weeks awaiting his trial, and had given the police every assistance. His Honor said that prisoner Leslie Wilfred Guilford, aged 30, farm hand, had made a written statement pleading guilty to one charge of theft from a dwelling and two charges of theft  and said that Guilford claimed that he had assisted the police by admitting the offences after witnesses had failed to identify him as the culprit, and also that his last charge was June 1925 and asked for "a chance to go straight". Prisoner would be admitted to probation for a term of two years.

Mar: 1940 to Delcie Divers Young (b: 1909 to parents John Somerville Young and mother Helen nee Peterson, In 1941, Leslie is a labourer living with Delcie at 4 Gllenorchy Flats, Petone; in 1943 they are living at 10 Buick St, Petone; in 1949 living at 119 Townsend Rd, Mirimar when they divorced - (she remar: in 1951 to Noel James Aldred

*2nd Wife of Leslie Wilfred Guilford: mar: 1950 to Myra Evelyn Meech (b: 22 Dec 1909 in Wellington to parents Edwin Arthur Wilton Meech (1878 1934) and mother Annie Jane Adams (1881 1958);  her siblings Claude Edwin Meech (1902 1938); Laura Irene Meech (1904 1995); John Valentine Meech (1907 1971) Eileen Mary Meech (1909 1975)
Gladys May Meech (1911) Myra d: 11 Jan 1952 in Wellington; Bur: 14 Jan 1952 Taitai Old Monumental Cem., Lower Hutt) Their son:

a Clive Lesley Overton Guildford (b: 1951 in Wellington; d: 23 Sep 1996 in Auckland) mar: 1974 to Dayle Whare Samways, Their children are Sharlene Toni Rungi Guildford; Sharlene Toni Rungi Guilford ; Tania Maree Guildford; Tessa Lesley Guildford  Kaine Luke Guilford

*3rd Wife of Leslie Wilfred Guilford: Mar: 1956 to Mary Elizabeth Schaffer (her 1st mar: in 1921 was to nee Angus John McRobbie - they had 2 children Donald George (1928 - 2003) and Jean Elizabeth McRobbie (1924 - 1994)

Mary was b; 04 May 1902 and d: 22 May 1977 in Palmerston Nth Hospital) 1957) Heretaunga electoral Roll - Leslie and Mary living at B664 Rail Camp, Mangaroa, Traffic Asst; 1960 Eden roll - living at 54 Gillies Av, SE3; Traffic Asst;

Catherine Margaret Guilford mar: 28 Mar 1912 to Joseph Stevenson (b: 1875; occ: laborer; Joseph d: 18 Nov 1950 in Lower Hutt aged 75Y, Occ: Retired; Bur: 20 Nov 1950 Taita Old Monumental, Lower Hutt)

Taita Headstone Transcription Joseph husband of Catherine STEVENSON d 18 Nov 1950 a 75 yrs Catherine Margaret his wife d 15 Apr 1969 a 90 yrs.

Wairarapa Age, 23 July 1913: At a special meeting of the committee of the Masterton District High school last evenmg, Mr Joseph Stevenson was appointed custodian and school cleaner. There were thirty one applicants for the position.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 28 Sept 1917; Joseph Stevenson was ordered by Mr L. G. Roid, S.M., at the Masterton S.M. Court this morning, to contribute 5s per week towards the support of his son (Leslie) an inmate of the Weraroa Boys' Training Farm.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 6 Feb 1919: SEPARATION ORDER: STEVENSON v STEVENSON. In the Magistrate's Court at Masterton this morning, Catherine Stevenson granted a separation order from her husband, Joseph Stevenson of Masterton, labourer, on the grounds of persistent cruelty. Mrs Stevenson was granted 2 a week maintenance, on condition that she maintains the children and 3 for past maintenance. Defendant was also ordered to pay 2 2s counsel's fee.

Wairarapa Daily Times, 3 Oct 1919: Joseph Stevenson was charged at the Masterton Police Court this morning with not locking the wheel of his delivery cart when he left is standing, with the result that the horses bolted and caused a sensation by scattering jars of beer. The offence was a breach of the by-laws. Defendant, who did not appear, was fined 10s and 7s costs.

Their children:

i Edna Olive Stevenson (b: 25 Aug 1912; Education: Masterton schools; d: 31 Aug 2003) Mar: 1939 to Wyndham (Jim) John Fowler (b: 12 Dec 1911 parents were William Walter and Ethel May Fowler; Jim d: 07 Jan 2000) Education; attended schools in Nelson until  Feb 1921 Trentham Hospital School, Upper Hutt;

Evening Post, 4 June 1938: STEVENSON. The engagement is announced of Edna Olive, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs. Joseph Stevenson of Wellington, to Wyndham John, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Walter Fowler, of Wakefield.

Their children -  Melva, Roger and Michael Fowler

ii Geoffrey Hall Stevenson (b: 06 Oct 1914 in Masterton; Education: Masterton schools; d: 02 Jul 1988 in Lower Hutt) Mar: 18 Nov 1944 in Wellington to Colleen Mary Malone (b: 10 Jan 1923 in Stratford, Taranaki; d: 28 Aug 1998 in Lower Hutt)

MARRIAGE: STEVENSON - MALONE At St. Patrick's Church, Kilbirnie, on November 28, 1944, by Monsignor McRae, Colleen Mary, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Malone, Hataitai, to Geoffrey Hall, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Stevenson, Wellington. ,

Their 2 children: 

a Dale Eleanor Stevenson (b: Wellington) mar: 21 Oct 1967 in Naenae, Hutt to Robert Geoffrey White (b: 20 May 1945 in Wellington - his father: Edward Francis White and mother: Ailsa Elizabeth Chapman) Div. Their 2 children:

1 Rochelle Jane White - b: Lower Hutt mar: Ian Keith Charman (b: Wellington his father: Wm Charles CHARMAN and mother: Margaret Bevridge GREY) Their son Ryan Robert Charman

2 Brent Geoffrey White - b: Lower Hutt mar: Karen McEwen (b: Invercargill parents: Peter McEwen and Christine Grant)

*2nd Husband of Dale Eleanor Stevenson was James Frederick Fishenden (b: 25 Oct 1945 at Wellington - his father George Fishenden and mother: Myra Mitchell; he d: 25 June 2013 Stokes Valley aged 67Y)

b Mark Geoffrey Stevenson b: Wellington Mar: at Wellington to Leonie Maria Du Ven b: Wellington - her parents Leo and Trudy Du Ven)